Tribute paid to murdered Albertina Choules at first Burford Bolt event

Reporter:

Emma Billingham

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Runners of all ages took part in the first Burford Bolt five kilometre, 10 kilometre and fun run races on Sunday.

The course took in the countryside and scenic footpaths of Marlow Bottom with the start and finish lines at Burford School.

Before the runners got going on Sunday the Rev Graham Watts said a few words to dedicate the event to Albertina Choules who was murdered two weeks ago.

The course went through the grounds of her home, where the runners were asked to ‘take a moment to think of Tina’.

A minute’s silence was held for Tina who had spent time before her death clearing the pathways ready for the run.

Race director Sam Amend said: “For an inaugural race it went really well, I enjoyed it and we’ve had great feedback already. There were 300 people for the family fun run, and over 300 people for the two races, didn’t expect that at all.

“Hopefully we’ll make it an annual event. The committee worked so hard and we just couldn’t have done it without all the marshals and volunteers.”

Any funds raised from the event will go towards new IT equipment for Burford School.

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